Thursday, May 5, 2011

dilemma

I won an award at work.

It was an award for being awesome at doing my job, and I'll take it...I've not worked this hard in years. 

The award was a $250 American Express gift card.  So, I decided, with my first work award, that I would buy myself the Michael Kors watch that I'm about a year behind...or more...getting.  I do not wear a watch, and I could use one - especially running all over the building grabbing candidates and taking them to meet their interviewers. 

But then....I got a speeding ticket.

I am queen of those.  My foot is made of lead naturally...I got the ticket on April 19, and it hasn't posted to the website yet - maybe he "forgot" to report it...I know I don't have that good of luck. 

My dilemma is this:  Do I use my award to buy myself the watch I really want?  OR do I pay for my ticket (or pay myself back with my award)? 

I'm feeling like I should probably suck it up and pay for my ticket with this money...but Macy's does have a Friends & Family sale happening now, and I'd get $64 off....I'm just sayin'....

11 comments:

Hannah @ The New Black said...

watch, Watch, WATCH!!!

Mariposa said...

you totally need to get the watch. and then you won't be late anywhere, so you won't have to speed anymore...right? :P

either way, congratulations!! :]

"Miss Bee" said...

You would have had to pay the ticket anyway, so I say WATCH! You can justify it by saying that now that you know what time it is, you won't have to rush everywhere.

Anonymous said...

You seem to live outside of your means, and are always looking for an excuse to justify your purchases. I say, CALL the police department and see if the ticket has gone through. You don't want a warrant out b/c their internet service wasn't up to date.

A said...

Hannah, Mariposa & Miss Bee - thanks for your comments! I tried the watch on yesterday, and it's not love at the moment. I think I'm feeling too guilty about spending the money.

Anon - you kind of sound like one of my mom's lectures on responsibility, so if it's you, mom, please just comment under your account.
but if you're not my mom, you really don't know anything about my "means" and where I fall into them.

kelly said...

Nope, wasn't me. That makes me sad that you think I would say that.

A said...

Mom - glad to know...I figured if you wanted to give me a lecture on my spending habits, you'd just pick up the phone and call. :)

Slightly Undone said...

WATCH for sure!

And don't leave the bloggy world! I'm in a slump myself, but I think it's the nature of the beast.

xoxo

Even God Is Single said...

Do yourself a favor and invest in a radar detector instead. :)

LK said...

Get the watch ;) Looks amazeballs on you.

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